Last Summer the kids and I, in a set of random events ended up modelling for Leeds Museums. Now I am no model, but the aim of the photos was to show a real family, enjoying the facilities and fun that Leeds Museums can offer. The photographs, taken by the very chilled and wonderful David Lindsay were to be used for promotional material across their websites and social media. I spoke to Dave about it and he agreed that it would be a fun opportunity for the kids and also meant that the money they earned, could be used on their Summer holiday for treats and more fun! We also both thought it would mean we would likely gain some nice photographs of the kids and they would have some nice keepsakes from the day too.
During the shoot we visited Leeds City Museum, Temple Newsam and Lotherton Hall. All fantastic places to visit in Leeds as a family so it really did not feel like ‘working’! The kids really enjoyed exploring the museums and outdoor areas and with the sun shining, it was perfect weather for a fun day out too. We didn’t have time to fully explore each place and so we will definitely be back soon. Free, wholesome activities that encourage learning through play are an absolutely a win in our opinion!
Leeds City Museum was originally established in 1819 but reopened in September 2008. It is housed in the former Mechanics’ Institute built by Cuthbert Brodrick, in Millenium Square, which has been redeveloped to a design by architects and Buro Happold engineers. Temple Newsam is a Tudor-Jacobean house with grounds landscaped by Capability Brown, in Leeds and Lotherton Hall is a charming Edwardian house and country estate once home to the Gascoigne family, near Aberford.
You can check out the Leeds Museums website for further information and ideas for days out at their many fantastic locations! But for now, here is a selection of the modelling day photo shoot..
Special thanks to David Lindsay & Leeds Museums